Online Teaching

6 Sep, 2017

Capitalizing on Social Presence in Online Course Design: Five Strategies That Work

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Volume XXXIX, No. 18 | September 7, 2017 Capitalizing on Social Presence in Online Course Design: Five Strategies That Work  How can we create a more effective, efficient online-course experience for students and instructors? One thing we know: social presence matters. Social presence, briefly defined as the connectedness between and among students [...]

26 Apr, 2017

Raise Your Hand if You Have Questions

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Volume XXXIX, No. 15 | April 27, 2017 Raise Your Hand if You Have Questions In traditional face-to-face classes, it’s easy to know when students have questions. Typically, we don’t even need to wait for students to raise their hands because we see a sea of blank stares and bewildered faces. In online [...]

18 Jan, 2017

Teaching Applied Education Courses Online

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Volume XXXIX, No. 1 | January 19, 2017 Teaching Applied Education Courses Online There is growing demand for online courses in higher education, and applied education courses are no exception. This alternate mode of delivery leverages advances in information and communication technology to increase the geographical reach of education and training. Not only does online [...]

29 Sep, 2016

Blogging for Beginners: Recording a Semester of Teaching Online

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 21 | September 29, 2016 Blogging for Beginners: Recording a Semester of Teaching Online In creating a daily digital diary, I documented what it was like to teach a fully online teaching load. I blogged for 116 days during the 16-week spring 2016 semester, recording the challenges, successes, and unpredictable events [...]

11 Mar, 2016

Using Badges in an Online Class: How Gamification Can Improve Student Learning

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 8 | March 11, 2016 Using Badges in an Online Class: How Gamification Can Improve Student Learning Several years ago, I learned about gamification and started thinking about how I could apply it to my online courses. I decided that using badges would be a good way to introduce these [...]

31 Oct, 2014

Online Classroom Engagement: A Science

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Volume XXXVI, No. 25 | October 31, 2014 Online Classroom Engagement: A Science An online presence for students is a task in and of itself. From the very beginning of my online teaching experience, keeping students engaged and eager to learn has been an uphill battle. How is it possible to provide an [...]

19 Apr, 2013

The Value of Distance Learning for Developmental English Students

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Volume XXXV, No. 13 | April 19, 2013 The Value of Distance Learning for Developmental English Students At Lone Star College–CyFair, three out of four developmental courses are offered as distance learning (DL) classes. Hybrid classes, which meet once a week with an online component or online supplements, are also offered. As we [...]